Get Rid of ISIS Using This One Weird Trick
By Dan Sanchez
December 05, 2015 "Information
Clearing House" -
You’ve seen those internet ads that offer “one weird
trick” for eliminating belly fat or boosting testosterone, right?
Well, here’s one weird trick for getting rid of ISIS and boosting
our security from terrorism. The “trick” is non-intervention. And it
is only weird in the sense that it is so uncommon in this age of
war. Nonetheless, it works.
And it will work against ISIS because it
was intervention that propelled its rise and it
is intervention that sustains it. Non-intervention would
eliminate ISIS by simply withholding its fuel and withdrawing its
The “one weird trick” has three easy steps. These
steps are only “easy” for Westerners, because they basically amount
to us refraining from constantly fucking things up. Once we get out
of their way, the hard work will be done
by locals, which is as it should be.
Step 1: The West
supporting the jihadist-led Syrian insurgency and stop
supporting the regional allies (Turkey,
Saudi Arabia, etc) that are also supporting it. With the
flow of weapons and money cut off, rebels will defect and the
ground forces of the secular Syrian regime
that the U.S. has been idiotically trying to overthrow will be
able to push ISIS and Syrian Al Qaeda out of Syria.
Step 2: The U.S.
should stop supporting the sectarian Shi’ite government in Iraq.
Only when that
flow of weapons and money is also halted will Baghdad be forced
to compromise with the Iraqi Sunnis they have been
brutally persecuting for a decade. And only then will the Sunni
tribes feel they can afford to
turn against ISIS again, as they did in 2006. This will give the
terrorists fleeing Syria nowhere to run.
Step 3: The West
should stop directly bombing Syria and Iraq. Such attacks inevitably
massacre civilians, and thereby only strengthen ISIS. Civil
society is thus
weakened and less capable of resisting the hardened extremists.
Plus, more Muslim youth are thus radicalized
by atrocity and more susceptible to
Turkish guns, and
Saudi money will only feed the fire that fuels ISIS and make our
cities more vulnerable to terrorist attacks. Just stop constantly
subsidizing and contributing to the war
and chaos that ISIS thrives on. That alone can starve and
weaken that death cult enough for the non-psychotic elements of
Syria and Iraq to unite and finally destroy it.
We have tolerated and enabled our governments’
bloody misadventures long enough. Get the West out of the Middle
Dan Sanchez is a writer and educator based in
Auburn, Alabama. He runs the Mises Academy online learning program
at the Mises Institute, which has also featured his writing and
lectures on economics at Mises.org. He is a columnist for
Antiwar.com and an independent journalist for Anti-Media. His
writing has also been featured by the Ron Paul Institute for Peace
and Prosperity, Zero Hedge, and David Stockman’s Contra Corner.
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